Rihanna Heads To 'Bates Motel' For Fifth And Final Season

Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane – the iconic character played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ in the fifth and final season of ‘Bates Motel’.

The shocking casting announcement was made during the during the A&E show’s panel at Comic-Con on Friday, with a video of the singer breaking the news herself.  "Yes, hello Comic-Con. It's your girl RiRi. And let me tell you what a bad bitch is about to do," she said. "I'm about to check in to the Bates Motel very soon. And guess what else. Guess who's playing Marion. Yes, so all you Comic-Con fans, all you Bates Motel fans, stay tuned!"

We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in a statement. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”

Bates Motel, a prequel series to ’Psycho’, will begin production this fall in Vancouver and returns in 2017 on A&E.

-Devashree Goenka